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Special Advisers

One of the amendments I tabled to the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill covered special advisers.  In recent years, special advisers have become an issue of contention.  The growth in their number over the past decade or so has raised … Continue reading

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Changing the law

I mentioned in my earlier post on the parliamentary ‘wash-up’ that I had achieved two changes to the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill.  One related to the transfer to Parliament of the power to ratify treaties.  It is a power that … Continue reading

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Parliamentary wash-up

The parliamentary ‘wash-up’ is the period between the announcement of a general election and the end of the Parliament.  It occupies from two to four days and is used to try to get through the legislation that has not completed … Continue reading

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